Thank you for joining us at the 27th Cambridge Volleyball TournamentHave fun, play well, stay safe and leave us on Sunday afternoon with plans to come back next year! 

This information page should tell you most of the things that you need to know, but if there is anything missing, please email us before the tournament or ask at the tournament desk on the weekend.



11th August – 12th August 2018



Cambridge Rugby Football Club, Volac Park, Grantchester Road, Cambridge CB3 9ED

The city can be accessed from the South and West via the M11, from the North via the A14 and from the East via the A11 and A14.  Directions to Cambridge Rugby Club (CB3 9ED); Exit junction 12 of the M11 and turn east towards Cambridge on the A603. After 2km, turn right onto Grantchester Road. The Rugby Club is 300 metres on the right.


Things to remember

This tournament is run entirely by volunteers. Please keep the place clean and be considerate, thank you.

  • Campers are not allowed fires on the ground.
  • Please keep the place tidy by disposing litter in the bins and skip provided.
  • Please respect your neighbours and surroundings; keep the noise down after 11pm.
  • No dogs are allowed (except guide dogs).
  • Please keep off the rugby pitches.


Tournament Schedules

Saturday     Sunday  
08:30 Registration for ALL 6-a-side teams (at Clubhouse) 08:00 Pairs knockout matches
09:30 6-a-side matches start 09:00 Registration for ALL 6-a-side teams (at Clubhouse)
14:30-15:30 Junior volleyball coaching / play   09:30 6-a-side matches start
15:00 approx. Registration for pairs (limited places) 15:00 approx. Pairs Finals
16:00 Pairs matches start (end around 7pm) 16:00 Prizes and farewell
19:30 Party at the bar/ clubhouse


Saturday Party 

What is a tournament without a party?

After a great day of playing volleyball, you are all invited to celebrate this beautiful weekend with a drink and a dance.  

2018 Party Theme: Glitter, Sequins and Festival Chic 



  • Weekend camping is available on site, from 4pm on Friday 11th August to the afternoon of Sunday 12th August.
  • Camping fees are £10 per adult and £10 per junior competitor for the full weekend and include 2 nights camping, car parking, use of the clubhouse/bar on Saturday evening. All participants are invited to the Party on Saturday evening.
  • Pay in advance or on arrival.
  • Please move your car to the parking area after unloading.
  • Drinking water, showers () and toilets are available.
  • The tournament is run by volunteers – please keep the place TIDY, dispose of litter carefully in the bins and skip provided and take away any bulky items with you at the end of tournament, thank you.



  • Parking is available on site for campers and day visitors.
  • Please keep off the rugby pitches.
  • Please park where directed and although it may be tempting, not in the camping area.
  • Valuables left in cars are at owner’s risk.


The 6v6 Tournament

The tournament is organised on a league basis and all teams will have games on both Saturday and Sunday.  Teams will play for the division prize on Sunday, involving either pool play or positional matches. Men’s, Mixed and Women’s divisions are offered (NVL/ Regional, County and Local/Social levels), although the organisers may re-allocate teams into different leagues based on available spaces.  
o   Mixed teams must have three women on court at all times;  teams with missing players should recruit a full 6 from the spares pool.
o   All matches are played to FIVB rules and will be the best of three sets (unless otherwise stated in scoresheet), first two to 25 and the decider to 15 (capped to 25 and 17 respectively). 
o   League points will be allocated to the winning team.
o   Results of Saturday’s pool play and details of the Sunday pools will be available when teams register on Sunday morning.
o   All teams will be allocated refereeing duties and need to provide a competent official. 
o   Remember to bring your own volleyball and whistles!
o   Play will finish around 4pm each day, depending on your pool.

Spare players

If you are a spare player, please register on    before the tournament or let us know at the Registration desk and you will probably find a team for the weekend!


The Pairs Competition

The pairs competition is a popular event, providing extra play around the main tournament. There will be limited spaces and pre-registration is not possible. Registration start when the 6-a-side matches on Saturday begin to finish.  £10 per pair, to be paid at registration.
Play will be as per FIVB Beach Volleyball Rules. The pairs tournament will be run in pools of 3 teams, with all teams playing a minimum of 2 games. The format will involve either two divisions or a Cup/Plate competition, guaranteeing the same number of matches as a double-elimination. Further details on matches will be available on the day.
o   The first rounds are played on Saturday, after the completion of the pool stage of the 6-a-side tournament, at approximately 4pm.
o   Knockout rounds are completed on Sunday morning 8am, before the main 6v6 tournament.
o   The finals are held after the 6-a-side play has ended on Sunday, approx. 3pm.

Junior Volleyball 

Junior volleyball play / coaching will be available from 2.30pm – 3.30pm on Saturday. Please show up at the tournament desk for some volleyball fun.



The tournament will go ahead in most weather conditions; however, we reserve the right to cancel the tournament should it become too slippery or dangerous to play.


In the event of rain / heavy showers 

well, we are in England after all…

Teams affected will need to decide whether to carry on competing in the rain or resume when playing conditions improve, without delaying the playing schedule overly.

The final decision will lie with the Tournament organisers who may also change the schedule if necessary.



Some Bed and Breakfast options in Cambridge can be found in College accommodation; http://www.universityrooms.com/en/city/cambridge/home or numerous options around the city; http://www.cityvisitor.co.uk/cambridge/bedandbreakfast.html


Tournament Facilities 

Showers and toilets are available to competitors during the day in the clubhouse. 

Showers are on a rota basis: MEN for 25 minutes on the hour; WOMEN for 25 minutes on the half hour.  

  • Toilets are situated in the campsite for periods when the clubhouse is closed.
  • Fresh water is available from the tap in front of the bar
  • First aid – will be in attendance .
  • Tournament t-shirts will be on sale.
  • Catering will be available in the clubhouse over the weekend. The bar will be open on Saturday night. Local pubs and eateries are within walking distance of the site.


Friday Saturday Sunday
Clubhouse *Until 3pm, possibly 6pm* 8am – 11.30pm 8am – 5pm
Food (served in clubhouse) 7.30am – 10am; 7.30am – 10am;
noon – 8pm noon – 3pm
Bar  6pm-10pm* noon – 11pm* noon – 5pm*
(Happy hour: 8pm-9pm – TBC)
 *correct at the time of printing
Party – Glitter, Sequins and Festival Fashion 8pm – 11.30pm (doors open at 7.30pm)

Food is served at the clubhouse at the above times. 

Other useful numbers are –

  • Domino’s Pizzas – 01223 355155
  • The Red Bull – 01223 300943 11 Barton road, Newham Cambridge CB3 9JZ
  • Magic Wok – 01223 566812
  • Moghul Tandoori – 01223 352789

Nearest large supermarkets –

  • Sainsbury’s (Coldhams Lane, CB1 3HP)
  • Tesco’s (Newmarket Road, CB5 8HE)
  • Waitrose (Trumpington, CB2 2UL)


Independent Services and products available at the tournament …


This tournament is run entirely by volunteers. Please keep the place clean and be considerate, thank you.